Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen was released on June 2, 1978 on Columbia Records. This was Springsteen’s fourth and is a critically acclaimed masterpiece. 2,970 more words
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In 1975, the album Born to Run catapulted Bruce Springsteen from a regional critical favorite to a worldwide megastar.
But after Born to Run‘s release, a legal battle with his former manager, Mike Appel, kept Springsteen from making a follow-up album for nearly two years. 4,181 more words
This is the darkest Bruce gets. For all we joke about how “Born in the USA” is bleak and “Born to Run” is grim, nothing is as deeply depressed as “Racing in the Street.” It takes the desperate futility Springsteen alludes to escaping on the Born to Run album, stares them in the face, and breaks down crying as they stare back at it. 2,540 more words
For a good many people, the “Born in the USA” album from Bruce Springsteen was the album of the year in 1984. No one can debate how successful this album was. 662 more words
Brief Background: Darkness on the Edge of Town is fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. The album was recorded from October 1977 through March 1978. In that time the band would record at least a portion of 52 different songs, many not making the album because they didn’t fit the theme would go on to be hit songs for other musicians. 440 more words